I have depended on Jerry so much for his strength that it is hard to kinda' take the lead..but I'm doing a little more than usual and not bugging him for things not done.
Yesterday we met with Jerry’s oncologist, Dr. Richard Brooks. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is calm and patient and uses words we can understand. After a consultation and review of medical records, he examined Jerry adding that he was in real good shape which should help matters no matter what happens He than called the hospital next door and was able to get a dr. to come over to his office do a biopsy of the “ bump” on his shoulder blade. It is about the size of a grape and moves around. It is not in a place where there are any lymph nodes. Next they drew blood. They are scheduling a PET SCAN to get more complete, precise data. Dr. Brooks said there is definitely something going on in the bottom part of his left lung, but he will not say positively it is lung cancer (he is acting on the cautious side). They will call when they get the results from the biopsy and blood tests.
This morning Dr. Brooks called and said the biopsy shows some malignant cells but he isn’t sure if they are cancerous or related to the lung problem. He is scheduling surgery to remove the “lump” at a nearby hospital so then it can be dissected. We haven’t heard more.
So we now sit and wait again, although I am a lot calmer than I was before. Jerry worked out with his trainer (one of his best friends) and I went to have my hair done. So we are taking care of ourselves, physically and emotionally, and it goes to say – spiritually. Hugs, Leah